Coordination for Networks of Research Administration

The unique position of CSC in the university and science field offers broad horizon in supporting research administration. CSC facilitates cooperation, interaction and sharing of knowledge and experience through coordination of the TUHA network. Collaboration creates ideas and innovations that improve prerequisites of research! Check also the introduction of ORCID researcher identifier in Finland.

TUHA – Network for Research Services and Administration

Keeping track of all the technological solutions and steps made by other institutions is time consuming and hard. CSC is the coordinator of TUHA which is a cooperation network for people and groups working with administration and support of research in higher education institutions, research organizations and other interested parties. TUHA aims to facilitate cooperation, interaction and sharing of knowledge and experience. It also works as a coordinating group for joint efforts.

TUHA network is organized in more than 10 working groups, e.g.  publication metrics, publication metadata, research data management, ORCID collaboration, research infrastructures, research evaluation, research vocabularies, and research policies.

All interested people and networks engaged in research administration and support can join TUHA.


ORCID ( is an international registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars that is open, non-proprietary, transparent, mobile, and community-based. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes every contributor from every other contributor and supports automated linkages among all professional activities.

ORCID is founded on interoperability with multiple systems and institutions. ORCID allows researchers and research organizations to link with other identifier systems, including those maintained by funders and publishers, and exchange data between research information systems. Through ORCID you can maintain all of your key research information in one place, and you control your own privacy settings, including what information is displayed publicly, what is shared only with trusted partners.

CSC coordinates Finland's national ORCID consortium. The consortium consists of thirteen research organizations and CSC. CSC also provides a national connect service which enables researchers to link their ORCID identifier to their research organization.

You can reach CSC's ORCID support team through email if you have any questions concerning the use of ORCID in Finland or if you wish inquire about membership in the consortium.


Support for Persistent Identifiers

CSC is one of the national providers of persistent identifiers. We offer identifiers for research data and research information services. Using persistent identifiers enables semantic interoperability, unambiguous identification of data and support for sustainable citation and linking. In research and when complying with the FAIR principles identifiers are a keystone.

As a member of DataCite and the ePIC consortium CSC can offer handle and DOI identifiers. We also allocate URS indetifiers in many of the services we provide. We are guided by our PID policy.

Our basic services do not include extensive support or training, but we are happy to assist in choosing and implementing services for persistent identifiers. We also coordinate the national PID network.

The common metadata format for research data, DataCite, requires a DOI as part of the metadata set. DOI is commonly used for data citation. If you are interested in allocating DOIs, please get in touch with our customer services.